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Barbara (Pierce) Taylor

February 14, 2017

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Barbara P. Taylor, 91, of Taunton passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Royal Megansett Nursing Home in North Falmouth. She was the husband of the late William H. Taylor.

Barbara was born in Taunton the daughter of the late Abram “Bemus” Briggs Pierce and Ruth (Butler) Pierce and the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Lester E. Butler.

Mrs. Taylor was a graduate of Taunton High School and then from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York in 1947. She was a teacher in the Taunton Public School System before becoming a housewife. Barbara was a past treasurer of the Junior Red Cross, a past member of the A.A.U.W. and for many years a member of the Segregansett Country Club, Boston Theater Guild and the Board of Directors of the Taunton Boys and Girls Club Women’s Auxiliary. She was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church, Friends of the Taunton Public Library, the Skidmore Club of Rhode Island, Morton Hosptial Auxiliary and a Corporator of Morton Hospital and Medical Center. Mrs. Taylor was a supporter of the Taunton Animal Care Facility, M.S.P.C.A., Animal Rescue League of Boston and many other humane societies. Barbara enjoyed summers on Cape Cod, swimming, dancing, Ping-Pong, walking, golfing, traveling and reading. She loved her family, friends and animals.

She is survived by her son, Michael B. Taylor of Pocasset, MA; her daughter in law Vickie; grandsons: Brian W. Taylor and his girlfriend Angela of North Stonington, CT; and David M. Taylor and his wife Ami of North Scituate, RI; a niece: Judith H. Battles of Bourne; a nephew: F. Jeffrey Battles of Mashpee; along with two grand nieces and two grand nephews;  also the great great aunt of three. She was the sister of the late Joan Battles.

Funeral Information

All Services are Private at the request of the family.

All arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton.

Donations Information

Memorial donations in her memory can be made to the Taunton Animal Care Facility, 821 West Water Street, Taunton, MA 02780 or the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 45 Broadway, Taunton, MA 02780.

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